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Customs and Currency

To avoid problems when entering or leaving the Egyptian territory, you should be aware of the rules regulating the country’s customs authority.

According to the Egyptian law, you are not allowed to import more than 200 cigarettes (or 25 cigars, or 200g of tobacco) and 2 liters of alcohol. It is also illegal to bring in drugs, firearms, and cotton.

On the other hand, it is considered illegal to export narcotics (drugs), firearms and cotton. Locally purchased gold and silver can be exported if for personal use or in small quantities.

Egypt’s strict laws control the import and export of antiquities and artifacts that are more than 100 years old. You will thus need to apply for a license to export any item of the sort.

There is no limit to the amount of currency you can bring in or take out of Egypt. However, the traveler is requested to declare amounts of 500 Egyptian Pounds or the foreign equivalent.